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River Cafe Polenta, Almond and Lemon Cake


The River Cafe's polenta, almond and lemon cake

When Richard [Ruth's — The River Cafe co-creator — husband], opposite, has this cake he pours a glass of grappa over the top. In Vernazza, we have it for breakfast at Gianni Franzi’s with a cappuccino. In winter, we serve this cake with caramelized blood oranges and crème fraîche.